There’s new life at the former Lucky Duck space in Silver Lake, as long-intended tenant Square One has finally moved in. Of course, the Square One folks were the ones behind Lucky Duck when it first came on the scene, but apparently this stretch of Hyperion wasn’t quite ready for their brand of slightly less casual dinner offerings just yet.
So now in its place comes a 2.0 version of the original Square One, which is located on Fountain and boasts a massive following. The plan for Square One Silver Lake, which has been quietly serving for a couple of weeks now, is to combine elements from the previous temporary tenant — that would be Go Get ‘Em Tiger — and their prodigious coffee program, with the grab-and-go offerings of Square One at the Boathouse in Echo Park, plus the bustling sit-down brunches that the original Fountain outpost does so well. Call it a catch-all neighborhood cafe for the area, something which has been pretty sorely missing.
Of course, there are myriad other options up on Sunset Boulevard, from longstanding Millie’s to newer Dinosaur Coffee and now even Trois Familia. But for the Hyperion stretch of Silver Lake, Square One could well be a weekend godsend.
One other important consideration: this Square One comes with an alcohol license built in, which means at any time the team could expand to evening hours without having to do a lot of the beer and wine legwork that can often stifle a new operation. What’s more, there’s lots of opportunity to booze up any brunch, which should help to draw off some of those customers from the original location who feel they need a drink with their french toast.
Square One Silver Lake is currently serving at the corner of Hyperion and Griffith Park Boulevard.